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Affidavits a.k.a. Affidavit: An affidavit is a written sworn statement of fact voluntarily made by an affiant or deponent under an oath or affirmation administered by a person authorized to do so by law. Such statement is witnessed as to the authenticity of the affiant's signature by a taker of oaths, such as a notary public or commissioner of oaths. The name is Medieval Latin for he/she has declared upon oath. An affidavit is a type of verified statement or showing, or in other words, it contains a verification, meaning it is under oath or penalty of perjury, and this serves as evidence to its veracity and is required for court proceedings.
- also known as affiant
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by Thomas Edlyne TOMLINS
Affidavits are generally sworn; that is, the oath is administered by a court openly, or by a judge or some officer or person having competent authority for that purpose, in any other place, and are used to verify various proceedings or acts done in ...
A Compendious and comprehensive Law Dictionary; elucidating the terms and general principles of Law and Equity (1816)
by Thomas Walter Williams
All affidavits in support of petition to stay certificate shall be brought into the ofiice, together with the petition, except such as shall be neces~ary in reply to aflidavits in answer to it. burr! Chancellor': Order, 16 Nov. 1805. Fulure efl'eclL] if any ...
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Scrabble value of A1F4F4I1D2A1V4I1T1S1
The value of this 10-letter word is 20 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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